Photos of the Week: 3/20 - 3/27

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Photos of the Week: 3/20 - 3/27
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with a group of six-year-old Girls Scouts from Tulsa Oklahoma who designed a battery powered page turner to help people who are paralyzed or have arthritis at the 2015 White House Science Fair March 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. The students are winners of STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math) competitions from across the country (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)
SANAA, YEMEN - MARCH 26: Yemeni men search for survivors in rubble of buildings after airstrikes of a 10-member coalition of Gulf countries in Yemeni capital Sanaa on March 26, 2015. Saudi Arabia has launched military operations in Yemen, as part of a coalition of over 10 countries in response to a direct request from the legitimate government of Yemen, against the Shiite Houthi group, which seized capital Sanaa and several provinces. (Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Pakistani soldiers parachute from helicopters during the Pakistan National Day celebrations in Islamabad on March 23, 2015. Pakistan holds its first national day military parade after seven years. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A police officer walks at the scene of a fire that killed seven children yesterday in the Midwood neighborhood in Brooklyn on March 22, 2015 in New York City. Investigators say a hot plate in the kitchen started the fire that killed the children ranging in age from 5 to 16 years old, and left the mother and another child in critical condition. The funeral for the four brothers and three sisters is set to be held today. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Kurds hold up a huge Kurdish flag during Newroz celebrations marking the Kurdish New Year, on March 22, 2015 in Istanbul. Newroz, which means 'new day' in Kurdish and marks the first day of Spring, is also celebrated in Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Albania, Bahrain, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, as well as among various other Iranian and Turkic peoples in Iraqi Kurdistan, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, India, northwestern China, the Caucasus, the Crimea, and the Balkans.  (Photo credit Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)
A snowboarder threads his way through patches of dirt at Squaw Valley Ski Resort, March 21, 2015 in Olympic Valley, California. Many Tahoe-area ski resorts have closed due to low snowfall as California's historic drought continues. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images)
SEYNE, FRANCE - MARCH 25: In this handout image supplied by the Ministere de l'Interieur (French Interior Ministry), search and rescue teams attend to the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus in the French Alps on March 25, 2015 near Seyne, France. Germanwings flight 4U9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf has crashed in Southern French Alps. All 150 passengers and crew are thought to have died. (Photo by F. Balsamo - Gendarmerie nationale / Ministere de l'Interieur via Getty Images)

As far as news goes, March seems to be going out like a lion.

It has certainly been a busy week, with photos coming from developing stories like the building explosion in New York City's East Village and the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps, plus sweeter moments like the group of science-savvy Girl Scouts who met President Obama and couldn't believe their luck. We also saw political headlines including Ted Cruz announcing his run for the presidency, and weather-related stories like the lack of snow at ski resorts in drought-stricken California.

Click through the slideshow above to see the best photos from these stories and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best shots from the coming days.

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